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FLAVAN-3-OLS: catechin, epicatechins
Phytochemical Info Center

FLAVAN-3-OLS: catechin, epicatechins   Blue/Purple Red

Catechin is a flavonoid that is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease and certain cancers and with healthy lung function. (refs. 96-105) Catechin is found in:

tea
red wine
cocoa powder
dark chocolate
grapes
plums

 

The epicatechins (epicatechin, epicatechin gallate epigallocatechin, epigallocatechin gallate) have been linked to lower risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer. (refs. 96-105) They are found in:

variety of teas
fruits
legumes

 

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